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Shipping group Irish Continental’s losses narrowed in 2021 as pandemic restrictions eased and new freight routes were added, allowing it to restart paying dividends. revenue increased by €57.4 million last year, an increase of 20.7% over 2020 levels to €334.5. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), before non-trading items, increased by €10.2m (24.2pc) …

Perhaps one of the most surprising aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic was how long it lasted here and then how quickly most restrictions were lifted. It was almost like someone had turned the lights back on and we were kind of surprised that we had been stuck in a dark place for so long and …

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) is intended to help the reader understand our business, our results of operations and our financial condition. The MD&A is provided as a supplement to, and should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and the related notes and …

The government is working to put in place a rapid response plan to any signs that the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic is worsening. This will include redeploying testing and tracing, accelerating vaccine deployment and contingency plans to put in place short-term public health measures. The contingency plan would be used if a new variant …

A public consultation will be launched this summer to look into good causes to benefit from an additional £880million Proposals to boost investment in youth programs, social enterprises and financial management support Youth activities, community projects and other good causes could benefit from an additional £880million, following the government’s action to release cash tied up …

UK electric vehicle fleet and battery storage provider Zenobe has set up a £241m multi-source debt structure to accelerate the expansion of the electric vehicle fleet sector. The company aims to maintain and initially finance up to 430 new electric buses in the UK and Ireland. Zenobe’s new financing platform is advised and structured by …

Why do Northern Ireland’s political institutions – which enjoy widespread, albeit grudging, acceptance across the community – face a grave looming crisis? The answer lies not only in the destabilizing effect of Brexit, but also in the effect of Theresa May’s surprisingly poor performance in the 2017 general election. The DUP by contrast recorded a …

Supermarkets unwilling to raise the price of vegetables grown in Ireland are forcing farmers to abandon this type of food production, says a farmer with more than 30 years of vegetable production under his belt. oe Jones from North Dublin quit the industry last year and says some of the country’s biggest vegetable growers who …

SuperValu and Centra owner Musgrave, one of the country’s largest employers, met with the government to highlight concerns over labor shortages and its ability to recruit staff from outside the Economic Area European. The lobbying record shows the food retail, wholesale and distribution giant, which has more than 35,000 people working in the business and …

A Co Down man who has been in rehab for nine years and has set up his own charity has urged the executive to ‘step up’ and tackle the mental health epidemic he says is sweeping the youth of North Ireland. aul Lavery formed Newcastle Community Outreach (NCO) nearly four years ago and launched an …

According to research experts from Qurate Research, “Global Merchant Cash Advance Market 2022 Insights, Size, Sharing, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Forecast to 2028.” The study is an anthology of in-depth research studies on many aspects of the global merchant cash advance industry. It is an admirable effort to offer a true and transparent picture of …

The government will not oppose a Dáil motion to be debated on Thursday evening calling for the compulsory purchase of the site of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH). However, the government has not changed its position and has no intention of buying the site. Instead, it is seeking to secure a long-term lease – …

A vision of utopia includes the conversion of weapons of war into agricultural tools. The Bible anticipates a time when swords will be turned into plowshares and spears will become billhooks. But sometimes, in our modern world, it happens that bitter enemies with blood on their respective hands wake up and realize that compromise is …

The NI Protocol is leading to business investment in Northern Ireland of a kind not seen in decades, an economist said. nrew Webb, chief economist at Grant Thornton, said the trade deal to keep Northern Ireland in a single market for goods provided the kind of boost to the economy long promised by a cut …

St Patrick’s Athletic is preparing an ambitious move in January for Bolton Wanderers forward Eoin Doyle. Oyle (33) is the first-choice striker for the League One squad and still has 18 months left on the contract, but he has always expressed his desire to come home with his family and end his career in the …

Brexit Minister Lord David Frost has resigned from the UK government, citing concerns over the government’s “direction of movement” in the latest blow to Boris Johnson’s authority. Frost resigned “with immediate effect” after voicing concerns to Johnson over the Prime Minister’s sweeping new coronavirus restrictions to tackle the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. In …

European Union policymakers said on Wednesday they would create a system to certify carbon removals next year, as a step towards establishing a regulated European market to trade them and provide a financial incentive to store them. CO2. Direct air capture and other technologies suck the air in and use chemical reactions to extract carbon …

New Delhi, Delhi, India: Given the economic distress caused by the pandemic, it may not be surprising that one needs a personal loan to weather a currency crisis. But before you apply for a loan, check the credit score as this will affect the chances of getting the loan. At this stage, we can have …

The government has abandoned a planned reduction in the Wage Subsidy for Employment (EWSS) program in an attempt to help businesses affected by the new Covid-19 restrictions. At a press conference, the finance minister said that an earlier proposal to use the Covid Restriction Support Scheme to help businesses had proven to be “very complex …

On the outskirts of Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, the statue of Bussa, a slave who led a failed revolt in 1816 – his face raised triumphantly to the sky and holding broken chains from his outstretched arms – testifies to the legacy 400 years of British rule, and resistance to it. It is a …

A senior member of the World Health Organization (WHO) said it was more important to vaccinate people in developing countries now than to provide boosters for everyone in Ireland. ‘WHO Special Envoy for Covid-19 Dr David Nabarro has said that vaccinating people in developing countries will save more lives in the long term, as it …

The latest rent report from Daft.ie once again confirms the crisis in our private rental market. The rents are too high. The supply is too low. And the government rent regulation is not working. Much of the public debate has focused on short-term issues. Brexit and Covid have disrupted supply chains, blocked construction and increased …

The program is aimed at small and medium-sized tourism businesses with turnover between £ 50,000 and £ 100,000. Covid’s Business and Financial Planning Support Program will provide successful applicants with advice and mentoring assistance to develop turnaround plans. This program is one in a series of initiatives launched by Tourism NI this year to help …

Nursing home owners will be able to ask people visiting residents for proof of a Covid-19 pass from next Monday. However, exceptions are made for humanitarian reasons. Earlier this month, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly approved a decision that visiting guidelines for long-term care facilities include a requirement for potential visitors to be asked to indicate …

If we are to make sense of a recent government directive – although it’s hard to find much meaning in it – then the most dangerous thing anyone under the age of 18 can do in Ireland in these times is playing a game of basketball or volleyball. Last Thursday evening, the same day that …

Just 24 hours after releasing its plan to cut 51% carbon emissions over the next decade, the government was warned it was not going far enough. A new United Nations report calls for emissions cuts of at least 55%, and Ireland’s carbon budgets, released on Monday, fall short of that. The two five-year carbon budgets …

Plans to get commuters out of their cars are hampered by Covid as tens of thousands of people avoid public transport for their daily commute. Road traffic has almost returned to pre-pandemic levels while the number of passengers on buses, trains and trams is at half of their previous volume on some services. It’s the …

Grace Oladipo’s motivations for pursuing human rights law may have started in her childhood home in Nigeria, but they grew during her teenage years and college years in Ireland. “Human rights work is so important at this time. In a generation where rights are violated daily, it is necessary that those who will work to …

The BUDGET DAY hype has come and gone, offering more money here and there to seemingly please everyone. However, in reality, the budget gave us little vision for the country’s long-term future. Mostly absent was how the economy and society will need to transform to tackle climate change. Really, we should be thinking about the …

Gerry Adams has written a new short story book titled “Black Mountain and Other Stories” published by Brandon Press. The publication is his 18th book, an incredible number considering the life he has led and the demands of his time. There are several touching stories in the collection, particularly those set in the H blocks …

There was worrying news for the government in the latest Irish Times / Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, which found a sharp drop in support for Fine Gael and a significant drop in satisfaction with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, while Sinn Féin consolidates its position as the largest party. The five-point drop in support for Fine Gael …

I wake up and, as is my bad habit, check Twitter. I face an unusual level of denigration of teachers – even by Irish standards. “The majority of teachers did nothing. “Catch, catch, catch.” So goes my Twitter thread. Shortly after, I find the source of the problem. All three teachers’ unions have reportedly said …

The Environment Minister said he could not rule out power outages this winter as Ireland grapples with “strained” supply issues. EirGrid has identified a serious security of supply risk resulting from long-term outages of two large power plants, in Huntstown and Whitegate, which remain offline but are expected to return to the system in October …

The DUP said a Green Party proposal for a Belfast declaration on the rights of nature “will give rights to trees”. At the recent Belfast Council Policy and Strategic Resources Committee (Friday, September 24), councilors passed a green motion designed to start a public conversation in the city on the growing ‘Rights of Nature’ movement …

General view of a branch of Bank of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland on March 1, 2021. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne / File Photo / File Photo DUBLIN, Sept.27 (Reuters) – The Bank of Ireland (BIRG.I) blamed state restrictions on bankers’ salaries and bonuses for the announcement on Monday that CFO Myles O’Grady would be leaving …

The owner of Paddy Irish Whiskey Sazerac, one of the largest producers of distilled spirits in North America, is reportedly looking to develop a new home for the spirits. It is understood that Sazerac, which owns over 450 brands worldwide, including Southern Comfort Spiced Whiskey, Fireball Whiskey and Buffalo Trace Bourbon, has approached distilleries in …

KASHA MUMIE WAS separated from her children and trafficked from Uganda to Ireland in 2016. She arrived in Ireland by boat in a van with a group of other women. When she arrived here, Kasha managed to escape her traffickers. “The first night I didn’t know I was in Ireland. I didn’t even know where …

It feels like Ireland’s monstrous debt – it will rise to € 240 billion by the end of the year, on a per capita basis the third largest in the world, has been put there by a bunch of rogue bankers. And that we, as a people, have been the victims of terrible harm. The …

The national women’s rugby team are in a tough spot today, and not just because they face a must-see match against Italy to stay alive in next year’s World Cup qualifiers. hey are also on the back foot more generally because the team’s profile has fallen off a cliff since the glory days of 2013-15. …

The government said recent incidents of unsafe water supply from two treatment plants have now been rectified and the water is now safe to drink. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) described two serious incidents in recent weeks at drinking water plants serving parts of Dublin City (served by the Ballymore Water Treatment …

It is always darker before dawn, and there is no doubt that the Covid lockdown has pushed many Irish SMEs into a dark place, facing terrible financial pressure. Seventy percent faced a drop in their income, according to the CSO, with a median drop of 25 percent – enough to push many companies with low …

Reef has signed an agreement with one of Europe’s largest parking operators to transform up to 1,500 existing car parks into distribution and logistics centers for greener and more efficient last mile delivery. Announced in early September, Reef’s partnership with APCOA includes the “extensive network” of the parking operator’s facilities across the UK and Ireland …

Ireland ranks last out of 36 developed countries for investment in education as a measure of our national wealth or gross domestic product (GDP), according to the latest data from the OECD. Economists say the presence of multinationals skews our GDP numbers, but education unions say the numbers confirm the extent of underinvestment in our …

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The Institute for Economic and Social Research, in its quarterly economic commentary published in June, argued for increased government capital spending in the current environment of very low interest rates. He recognized the need for prudent management of current spending to reduce the budget deficit and put public finances back on a sustainable basis after …

The jury at the inquest into Kanturk’s victim, Mark O’Sullivan, today returned a verdict of unlawful homicide, in what the coroner described as “a terrible tragedy, almost beyond comprehension. human “. he six-person jury decided that Tadg O’Sullivan and Diarmuid O’Sullivan had committed suicide. A recommendation was made that protocols regarding third party contact with …

Member countries approved the largest infusion of resources in the history of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with $ 650 billion (€ 547 billion) to help countries cope with growing debt and fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. The creation of reserve assets – known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) – is the first since the …

Carbon emissions from the Irish electricity sector could drop from almost 10 million tonnes per year to less than 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 and lead to a price reduction of € 180 million for consumers, according to a report by energy specialists Baringa. Their analysis released Wednesday also presents a longer-term …

As communities around the world emerge from their pandemic-induced cocoons, a number of trends are starting to emerge that will shape the retail landscape in the months and years to come. he pace of change in the industry is unrelenting and progressive Irish retailers are continually realigning their business models to meet evolving consumer demands …

Micheál Martin was told that the issue of land ownership of the National Maternity Hospital is a “defining moment” for its leaders and for the country. Ds told the Taoiseach that he must be prepared to issue a Campus-wide Mandatory Purchase Order (CPO) at the St Vincent Hospital site in Dublin, where the new NMH …

SINGAPORE – Discos and karaoke singing under the government’s proposed nightlife pilot program will only be open to local residents and those with work cards, who must prove they have passed a test Covid-19 in the last 24 hours before it can enter a joint. The clubs that are part of the pilot project will …

I’ll gladly pay you a burger on Tuesday today, especially if your business offers short-term cash advances, check cashing, and pawn shops. Dollar Financial Group (Nasdaq: DLLR) paid its shareholders with more than burgers, reporting strong growth in revenue and cash flow in the first fiscal quarter, and burning the competition with its widely diverse …

There is no way to water down a credit card debt situation, especially when the debt belongs to your child. It’s one of those things that can cause a huge headache. But take a step back, take a deep breath, and count to 10. Or 50, if the debt is really bad. It won’t be …

US tech companies may pay Gig workers part of equity instead of cash under SEC proposal Photo by Pablo Cordero de Pexels The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released rules that would allow public and private companies to offer equity compensation to workers in concert. The proposed pilot program would allow tech companies like …